Friday, February 22, 2013

My Last Girl Friday Post...CAS-ual Fridays 91

This week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge will be my last challenge and this will be my last post as a Girl Friday. Never having been on a design team before CAS-ual Fridays, I am so incredibly thankful to Michele Gross for taking  a chance on me and giving me the wonderful opportunity to be a part of her team of designers!!  As a member of this team, I have been among some of the most amazing artists and just plain sweet ladies in this business!!  Michele is one of the most loving ladies I know, communicative and organized to a tee...it has been an incredible learning experience and with her at the helm...it has been so  fun and easy!!  I am excited about the future and what the stamping/card making world holds in store...and am blessed to have WONDERFUL memories of my time as a CAS-ual Fridays Girl Friday!!!!!  Congrats to all the new Girl Fridays and the continuing team...I KNOW we will see amazing inspiration from this new team!!!
This week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to make a clean and simple project having SILVER on it...
The title makes me think of a certain ranger and his horse...ok...maybe I'm dating myself:)...but just as long as your card has silver, the ranger and horse are optional:)!!  
This week's sponsor is Ribbons Unlimited...
The winner of this week's challenge will win a fun prize package!!   So let's see your silver!!  Here's what I made...
I made this card using the sentiments from one of the new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps sets...Only You.  The Loopy Rings are a Memory Box die. Here's a close up of the sentiment...the loops and sentiments are silver, the heart in metallic red...
Ok...need to show you how easy this was...die cut the loopy rings die twice...(you can click on the pics to make them bigger)
 There are a lot of random loops that I used for the outer fill-ins on the card, but am just showing you the big center pieces.  I decided to put the rings together on the card, but there were 3 places that the dies overlapped...on the middle right, center and left...
The following pic shows all three rings that were cut out...
This is what it looks like "kinda" put together...

 Then took the sentiments and placed them in the loops I wanted...
 Put an acrylic block on top of the sentiments making sure to line the ends of the block to the ends of the card panel...
Then take the loops off, use a static bag, and stamp with versa mark and silver emboss...there you have it..
One last look with all the rings attached, the die cut red metallic heart and the extra rings...
Hope you will join the fun this week...the challenge ends on next Thursday at noon.  Hope you all have a great week and...will see you around blogland   Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

EDITED****  I have had a number of questions, so thought I would put it in the post:)...I used my tombow runner adhesive for this card.  I just run it on the back of the rings... dotty-like on random places and definitely at the ends.  I have used glossy accents or diamond glaze on other things, but if you don't place your piece down exactly right on the card,  it's kind of messy. A runner adhesive might leave a slug-like trail of glue, but I just use my fingers to rub it away...or an exacto knife if I can see the "slug" on the card...works better for me than wet glue...and holds just as well.  The  paper I used was from Michael's...Recollection brand...on the back it just says Foil...they are red and silver colored.  Hope this helps...and thanks for the questions:)!!  Here's a link to the die...it seems to be out of stock...but if you're patient...it'll be available again:)!!...HERE Updated March 2nd...AVAILABLE:)!!

41 comments:

  1. I love this card! I could tell if it was embossing or just how you did it. The die cut route seems much easier than what I assumed!

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  2. wow Lisa...this card is absolutely incredible! that die is amazing! We'll miss you on the team...but can't wait to continue to be inspired by your gorgeous creations.

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  3. Now I have a purple chin... just like Michelle explained in her post!
    This is just too beautiful for words!
    Will miss your cards in the gallery, but luckily you're not too far away!

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  4. Absolutely LOVE whawt you've done here!! Brilliant!!

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  5. Wow this is an amazing card. Quick question: what adhesive do you use to stick down such a delicate die? I'm very new to using dies and often wonder what is best. Thanks, Anita x

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  6. Your card is amazing and so elegant. I totaly love your design.

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  7. This is one AMAZING card!!! Thanks for showing how you made it. You really are a CAS pro!! *Ü*

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  8. That is just stunning! What paper/material did you use for the silver?

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  9. This is so incredible, I can't find the right words to describe it! All I can say is that it's just FABULOUS! I love it!! Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful cards on the CASual Fridays DT! You've inspired so many with your beautiful creations!

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  10. Awesome card...I love it! Have not seen this die before and it has jumped to the top of my wish list. TFS

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  11. This is amazing! I too would love to know what kind of adhesive you used to glue those amazing circle down.
    Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  12. this card is so amazing!

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  13. very elegant, I like the rinngs, I think I need this die ;o)

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  14. Such a lovely card, that die is fabulous! Love your work, sad to see you go!

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  15. Add me to the group that would love how you adhered the rings down; lots of dots of liquid adhesive???? This card is SOOOOO inspirational! AND where did you get the die? The first place I thought of carries the die but they're out of stock :-(

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  16. Wow, this is amazing, love what you did with this card!

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  17. This card is amazing!!!!!! Love it!!!

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  18. This is a fabulous card. The die cut that silver perfectly.

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  19. Stunning card.....and when I first saw the title at CAS-ual Fridays...I thought it was going to be a horse theme as well.........as The Lone Ranger is the first thing that came to mind!

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  20. Lovely. Went and looked up that die cut immediately, but it doesn't seem to be available any more. Rats!

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  21. Great card, and I will be patient for that die to come back into stock.

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  22. I love everything you do Lisa. This is sooooooooooooo awesome!

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  23. Stunning card Lisa and I love how you made this one - what a great die! Hugs xx

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  24. This may be the coolest card I have EVER seen. I don't think i would have recognized the potential of this die on my own. Executing this design in silver is just genius. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Wow No wonder that die is sold out. After seeing this card we all want that die. I was fascinated by this card...stunning. I'll miss your wonderful designs Gal Friday. Be well Carole
    http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

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  26. Absolutely beautiful ,a stunning card. This is my favourite from the dt cards this week, it really stands out.
    Kate xx

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  27. BRILLIANT tip about the blocks at the edge of the paper... **smacks forhead** I have had to "adjust" where I placed things before! ;) LOL

    BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!!! Just absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  28. This is amazing looking! Such a fabulous design and cool outcome! Thanks so much for sharing it and all the great details about how you made it!!!

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  29. Thank you for taking the time to share how you made this stunning card! It might be a little easier than I thought, but the design & impact are fabulous!

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  30. Well you sure know how to go out with a bang, this card is so stunning, Lisa!! I always love how foil with thin die cuts turns out, and this is no exception. AND, I would have never thought to put the stamps on the card and then the acrylic block on top ... where have I been?!? Thanks so much for the tips! And sorry to have missed you on the CAS-ual Friday team : ( Best of luck!!

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  31. Well, my word, Lisa, this is officially my Card of 2013 and I have serious doubts that it will be knocked off that pedestal, even though it isn't even the end of February!! And. I have that die. Picture me, squealing.

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  32. So sad to see you leaving this team but you're going out with a bang! This is awesome!

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  33. I have found this die on Simon say stamp site for $9.99. I had to find it after seeing this beautiful card. I hope this could help some people out :-)

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  34. This is the type of "style" that makes me visit your blog . Clever , crafty and oh so stunning.

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  35. Still haven't got round to telling you has amazing this card is, you work magic with every die and stamp you use!!
    The silver rings look like the real thing and the design is perfection itself :0)
    Jenny x

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  36. Quite an awesome card!!

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  37. Fabulous card idea, the rings make a really cute design.

    Regards diane

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  38. This is an awesome card. Just my style
    Jenn

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa